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San Marcos River Clean Up 29th Annual - March 1, 2014

On Saturday, March 1, folks from all over Texas will be participating in the world's longest river clean up. We will be picking up trash along the entire length of the San Marcos River (approximately 90 miles).

BANK CREWS
Everyone is urged to help. If you are unable to participate in the water, we need volunteers to work the banks of the river, especially at parks and highway crossings.

RECREATIONAL PADDLERS
The upper sections of the San Marcos River, particularly just downstream of the City of San Marcos, will require the most attention, and the short mileages set for these sections reflect this. Furthermore, the river becomes less accessible and more hazardous as one goes downstream. For that reason, novice boaters should volunteer for section 1 and more experienced boaters for the other sections.

CANOE RACING ENTHUSIASTS
The lower river, from Luling to Gonzales, has several long sections with few bridge crossings and for that reason, we are asking canoe racers (especially teams that have competed in the Texas Water Safari) to volunteer for sections 9 - 11.

CAMPOUT AND GET-TO-GETHER
Everyone participating in this event is invited to camp free at either Shady Grove Campground/ Spencer Canoes (http:// www.spencercanoes.net) or at the San Marcos River Retreat (www.sanmarcosriverretreat.com) for the weekend. Starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening there will be a meal provided by the San Marcos River Foundation (www.sanmarcosriver.org)
at ?Shady Grove/Spencer Canoes. On Sunday morning at 8 a.m., there will be a non-denominational Christian worship service at the San Marcos River Retreat.

MEETING TIMES AND SHUTTLES
Canoe racers paddling the lower river will meet at Palmetto Park at 8:30 a.m. (Contact Tom Goynes or Mike Dey - see info below - for more information). Everyone paddling the sections of river between Thompson’s Island and Luling (sections 2-9) will meet at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the San Marcos River Retreat (we will meet in the Chapel). Persons interested in cleaning the banks of the river and the parks and trails in San Marcos should meet at City Park in San Marcos at 9:30. Paddlers working section 1 will meet at City Park in San Marcos at 10:00 a.m.

RIVER SECTION LISTINGS (Paddlers)
1 San Marcos City Park to Thompson's Island (2 miles)
2 Thompson's Island to The San Marcos River Retreat (3.5 miles)
3 San Marcos River Retreat to Spencer Canoes (6 mi.)
4 Spencer Canoes to Staples - Hwy 1977 (5 miles)
5 Staples to Fentress - Hwy 20 (9 miles)
6 Fentress to Prairie Lea 1 (2miles)
7 Prairie Lea 1 to Stairtown (5 miles)
8 Stairtown to Luling - Hwy 90 (6.5miles)
9 Hwy 90 to Luling City Park (6 mi.)
10 Luling City Park to Palmetto State Park (14.4 mi.)
11 Palmetto State Park to Gonzales Hwy 90A (14.8 miles)
12 Gonzales 90A to Gonzales 183 (10 mi.)

Canoe racers can email Mike Dey at: alldey260 at gmail.com

Tom Goynes (coordinator) 512-787-5574
e-mail: tomgoynes at mac.com

 
Buffalo Bayou Registration Open! PDF Print E-mail

Buffalo Bayou Regatta registration is now open - sign up today for the largest canoe/kayak race in Texas!

Race date is Saturday, March 15th.

http://www.buffalobayou.org/regattabayou.html

 
USCA National Championship Location Announced! PDF Print E-mail

Jeff and Amy Rankinen are hosting the 2014 USCA National Canoe and Kayak Championships in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, AUGUST 12-17.

Information can be found on www.youtube/jrankinen (video description of the course and facilities) and the website is lhnationals.com. Please check back often as lhnationals.com will be continuously updated as more information and the registration forms become available.

 

 
San Marcos Solo Race Results PDF Print E-mail

Place

Paddler

Previous Best Time

Start Time

Finish Time

Split Time

Split Rank

Improvement

1

Ian Rolls

2:28:00

9:32 AM

11:46:00

2:14:00

1

0:14:00

2

Andrew Condie

2:24:00

9:36 AM

11:52:00

2:16:00

2

0:08:00

3

Kyle Mynar

2:23:00

9:47 AM

12:07:00

2:20:00

3

0:03:00

4

Ryan Roye

3:00:00

9:12 AM

12:15:00

3:03:00

5

5

Mitchell George

3:00:00

9:12 AM

12:38:00

3:26:00

6

6

Taylor Houston

3:00:00

9:12 AM

12:43:00

3:31:00

7

7

Pete Binion

2:13:00

10:14 AM

13:07:00

2:53:00

4

8

Murray Hunkin

2:13:00

9:24 AM

13:00:00

3:36:00

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